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2020 New Orleans Saints free agency and rumor tracker

The free agency frenzy is about to kick into overdrive with the start of the new league year. How will the Saints attack this year? Keep up with all the rumors, signings, and moves here.

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It’s practically go time for the New Orleans Saints, as the official start of the new NFL league year comes at us on Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. CT. That’s when the official craziness ensues even though it already has started, and should be an interesting time for general manager Mickey Loomis and head coach Sean Payton as they piece together the 2020 squad. As always, we present to you a one-stop shop for all things related to the black and gold for free agency.

Saints cap space: $8,388,011 (per Spotrac, but not counting Emmanuel Sanders signing)

Players under contract: 67 (per Spotrac)

Team needs: QB, G, WR, LB, CB, S, FB

Here’s a look at the team’s moves so far, which will be updated constantly.

Re-Signings and Offseason Tracker

  • Taysom Hill tendered at the first round level by Saints. (source)
  • Long-snapper Zach Line to re-sign with New Orleans on a four-year deal. (source)(details)
  • David Onyemata expected to return to New Orleans on a three-year deal. (source)(details)
  • AJ Klein signed three-year deal with Buffalo Bills. (source)
  • Drew Brees returns to Saints on two-year, $50 million dollar deal. (source)(details)
  • Kiko Alonso to restructure deal in New Orleans to free up cap space. (source)
  • Patrick Robinson to restructure deal to free up cap space and stay with Saints in 2020. (source)
  • Eli Apple to sign with the Las Vegas Raiders. (source)
  • Saints to restructure contracts of Michael Thomas and Terron Armstead to free up additional cap space. (source)
  • Special teams ace JT Gray signed one-year extension with Saints for $750k. (source)
  • WR Keith Kirkwood to re-join Teddy Bridgewater and sign with Carolina Panthers. (source)
  • Saints re-signing OL Andrus Peat to five-year deal. (source)
  • Safety DJ Swearinger re-signing with Saints on one-year deal. (source)
  • Noah Spence re-signing with Saints. (source)
  • Janoris Jenkins agrees to a restructured contract with Saints. (source)
  • Vonn Bell to sign with Cincinnati Bengals. (source)
  • Eli Apple’s deal with the Raiders falls through. (source)
  • CB PJ Williams reaches one-year deal to remain with New Orleans. (source)
  • Saints re-sign back-up C Cameron Tom. (source)

New Players

  • Former Saints S Malcolm Jenkins returning to New Orleans. (source)
  • Saints signing fullback Michael Burton to replace the retired Zach Line. (source)
  • WR Emmanuel Sanders to sign with New Orleans Saints on two-year deal. (source)
  • XFL’s interception leader Deatrick Nichols signing with Saints. (source)


  • Drew Brees to return to the Saints in 2020. (article)
  • Saints to place a first-round tender on QB Taysom Hill. (article)(confirmation)
  • Teddy Bridgewater open to stay in New Orleans. (source)
  • Teddy Bridgewater working on deal with Chicago Bears. (source)
  • Teddy Bridgewater in talks to become starter in Chicago. (source)
  • Teddy Bridgewater not expected to leave Chicago with a deal. (source)
  • Saints unlikely to tender RFA C Cameron Tom but want him to stay in New Orleans. (source)
  • Saints not expected to tender CB Justin Hardee. (source)
  • Saints made offer to Patriots LB Jamie Collins. (source)
  • Panthers interested in signing Bridgewater if they trade Cam Newton. (source)
  • Panthers signing Bridgewater. (source)(details)
  • Malcolm Jenkins nearing deal to return to New Orleans. (source)
  • Saints still in on FA CB Chris Harris, Jr. of the Denver Broncos. (source)
  • Chris Harris to sign with Chargers. (source)
  • Darius Slay traded from Detroit to the Philadelphia Eagles. (source)

2019 Saints Free Agents

Saints-related NFL Free Agent News

  • G Joe Thuney to be franchise-tagged by Patriots. (source)
  • TE Benjamin Watson retires. (source)
  • Cowboys WR Amari Cooper to test free agency market. (source)
  • CB Arthur Maulet enters unrestricted free agency. (source)
  • TE Austin Hooper to sign with Cleveland. (source)
  • WR Deandre Hopkins traded to Cardinals for RB David Johnson and picks. (source)
  • Tampa Bay expected to pursue QB Tom Brady. (source)
  • WR Stefon Diggs traded to Bills. (source)
  • Tom Brady announces he will be playing elsewhere in 2020. (source)
  • QB Chase Daniel signs with Detroit Lions. (source)
  • Philip Rivers to play for Colts in 2020. (source)
  • LB Jamie Collins to sign with Lions. (source)
  • WR Randall Cobb to sign with Texans. (source)
  • TE Jimmy Graham signs with Bears. (source)
  • Tom Brady reportedly to sign with Tampa Bay Buccaneers. (source)
  • Bengals re-signing TE Tyler Eifert. (source)
  • CB Nickell Robey-Coleman signing with Philadelphia Eagles. (source)
  • CB Xavier Rhodes signing one-year deal with Indianapolis Colts. (source)

Reserve/Future Deals


Draft Picks

  • First round, 24th overall
  • Third round, 88th overall
  • Fourth round, 130th overall
  • Fifth round, 169th overall
  • Sixth round, 203rd overall

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